Future Faces – Stuart Hogg and Luke Marshall

first_imgMarshall is a strong-running centre, and never shies away from a tackle. Furthermore, his defence is solid, and he has great footwork and offloading skills to back up his enviable pace and power. He clearly has a cool head, too, as his decision-making belies his age.Marshall played for Ireland U20 in the victory over Italy and the draw with Wales in this year’s Six Nations. Next on his agenda is the Junior World Championship in Italy, in which Ireland are pooled with England, Scotland and South Africa. Having lost heavily to England on their own turf in the final weekend of the Six Nations, they will be keen to get their revenge in their opening game in Treviso.Ireland U20 coach Mike Ruddock has been impressed with Marshall’s impact this season. “Luke has made a big impression on the Magners League and really stood up within the under-20s this season,” he says. “He’s a smashing lad, very humble and conscientious. He takes feedback on board and is always looking to improve.”Rugby World Verdict: Another impressive youngster coming through the Ulster ranks. Bea AspreyThis article appeared in the July 2011 issue of Rugby World Magazine.Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Stuart Hogg(Scotland U20)Stuart Hogg – Scotland U20The 2010-11 season has taken Stuart Hogg from his Hawick home to Italy, as he’s playing for Scotland U20 in the Junior World Cup in Treviso and Padova from 10-26 June.Hogg, a versatile back who turns 19 this month, has impressed the Scotland U20 coach Peter Wright, who says: “He identifies space exceptionally well and has the ability to exploit it. He’s got decent hands, he reads the game well and he’s got a pretty mature rugby brain. He’s very confident and has a good attitude, although he can be too harsh on himself.”Hogg can also kick well and Wright adds: “He’s good to coach because he challenges you and doesn’t always agree with what you say.” Hogg’s dad John played for Hawick so Stuart and his brother Graham – himself a Scotland age-groups and sevens player – joined the club and have played together in the back-line. Stuart came up via Scotland U17 and U18 and signed for the National Academy. He got a taste of the pro game this spring when he made two starts for Glasgow Warriors.Hogg says his development has been aided by Rocky Johnstone at Hawick, Iain Monaghan at Glasgow, and Bryan Easson, who has worked with him in the national age grades. Having hit all the targets he set himself this season, he says: “To get myself a full-time contract with Glasgow in a year’s time is a big aim of mine.” Wright agrees. “I would be disappointed if he doesn’t break through as a senior player at Glasgow next season,” he says.Rugby World Verdict: An all-round talent who looks set to be fast-tracked next season. Katie FieldLuke Marshall(Ireland U20)Luke Marshall – Ireland U20Playing against Munster provides a tough test for the most experienced rugby players, but when 20-year-old centre Luke Marshall made his Magners League debut in Ulster’s clash with them at Ravenhill at the start of this season, he took the experience in his stride.He has made several appearances for Ulster this season, scoring a try against Cardiff Blues, but it’s not just his nose for the try-line that’s been attracting attention in Belfast. Ireland Under 20 Headshots 24/1/2011 Luke MarshallMandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie Or perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here. For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visitlast_img read more

Four in danger of Top 14 relegation

first_imgFor the drop: Biarritz will play in the Pro2 next yearThe crushing defeat leaves Perpignan staring relegation in the face, extraordinary given that only five years ago they beat Clermont to win the Top 14 title. Almost as extraordinary is their collapse in form in the second half of the season. Back in the early autumn they ran up four wins in five matches, including memorable victories over Montpellier and Toulouse. Then in November the wheels came off and Perpignan won only one of their next nine.The upshot of that slump is that all that stands between Perpignan and the ignominy of the Pro2 is a trip to Clermont on Saturday week  where 76 sides have tried and failed to win in the last four and a half years. Ironically, given their present plight, the side that last won at the Stade Michelin was Biarritz in November 2009.Clermont will field a full-strength XV against Perpignan after their defeat to the Racing on Saturday dropped them to third in the table. A victory against the Catalans, coupled with defeat for Montpellier against Racing Métro, would see Clermont finish in the top two and qualify automatically for the semi-final on 16 May. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS By Gavin Mortimer HERE’S A stat that will heap more misery on the heads of four clubs in the Top 14. In the nine years since the Top 16 shrank to the Top 14, any club ending the regular season on 49 points was safe from relegation. But not this season. With the final round of matches to be played on 3 May, after this weekend’s Heineken Cup action, any one of four clubs are in danger of joining Biarritz in the long and very costly drop to Pro2.Spirited: Oyonnax have exceeded expectationsPerpignan, Oyonnax and Bayonne (13th, 12th and 11th) are all on 50 points, while even Grenoble on 53 points aren’t safe.  Let’s take Grenoble first, who really only have themselves to blame for finding themselves in this predicament. On Saturday they hosted fellow strugglers Bayonne, a club whose only victory on the road this season came against Biarritz. With half an hour gone Grenoble were leading 13-0 and on course for the victory that would guarantee their survival. And then they switched off, allowing Marvin O’Connor to score two tries as Bayonne fought back in what ended a thrilling 21-21 draw.All-square was how it also finished in Oyonnax as they held on for a deserved share of the spoils against Toulouse. Whereas Bustos Moyano kicked a penalty on 80 minutes to draw Bayonne level against Grenoble, so Lionel Beauxis missed a penalty with the final kick of the game that would have given Toulouse a 22-19 victory. Such are the fine lines being drawn in the Top 14 denouement.The hard-fought points earned by Oyonnax and Bayonne were bad news for Perpignan. As many as 20,000 fans, most sporting the club’s sang et or (blood and gold) colours had poured into Barcelona’s Stade Olympique de Montjuïc to roar on their boys against Toulon, but the Catalan cacophony was helpless in the face of a dominant display from the Top 14 leaders. There was another powerhouse performances from Steffon Armitage but it was fly-half Frederic Michalak who ran the show, scoring 26 points in visitors’ all-too-easy 46-31 victory.center_img The best Perpignan can realistically hope for is a defensive bonus point, but that still wouldn’t be enough if Oyonnax achieve something similar away at Brive and Bayonne get at least a point from their home clash against Castres.So Perpignan, who have been ever-present in the top flight of French rugby since 1911, are on the brink of relegation. One wonders how long it will take in Pro2 for the Blood and Golds to staunch the bleeding.last_img read more

Inside the Connacht camp

first_imgGet to know those helping to take Connacht to new heights TAGS: Connacht Ready to launch: Tom McCartney prepares to throw into a lineout for Connacht. Photo: Inpho TOM McCARTNEY swapped New Zealand for Ireland last year when he joined Connacht, but before he left Auckland his team-mates put together a tribute video.The hooker’s nickname is ‘Freak’ for his ability in the gym – “Coming through the age grades, I looked like a little white boy but a lot of the time I was stronger than the big guys,” he says – so it’s fitting that the video features the song Super Freak. Words have been changed to describe McCartney’s rugby prowess and while the 29-year-old stars in a few ‘dance’ routines in the video, he insists the idea came from his team-mates at Auckland.“I didn’t do any song writing!” he insists. “After I scored a try, one of the guys in the team wrote the whole song. As my nickname is Freak, he called me Super Freak. I was worried because I knew I might come across as a bit of a d**k, but I don’t take myself too seriously.”Leading figureIt was clear on his arrival at Connacht that his new colleagues had watched the video, but who would McCartney like to produce a film of? “John Muldoon deserves a video. Everyone calls him ‘Mole’, like ’Mole-doon’. So maybe we need to get him a new nickname first!”Long server: John Muldoon has spent his entire pro career at Connacht. Photo: InphoMuldoon has been at Connacht for 14 years, joining the academy with his brother when he came to study in Galway. His brother left to join the police, but Muldoon has never looked back. “My brother and I were both brought into the academy but he hated it,” explains Muldoon. “He didn’t like the lifestyle, saying he played rugby for enjoyment and didn’t enjoy it as a professional. I loved it – getting paid to train and play.”Youth projectMuldoon, 32, is certainly in the senior player category at Connacht but it’s the province’s youth policy that seems to be reaping rewards. As well as reaching the quarter-finals of the European Challenge Cup, Connacht are sitting in sixth position in the Guinness Pro12 table and have already won more league games than ever before. “We’ve been more consistent,” says Lam. “The bottom line is these guys work hard. If we put a highlights package together we’d see the amount of teamwork that’s done as a team. The lowlights would show when we’re not playing as a team. We’re not good enough as individuals to play as individuals, so it’s important we work together.”Read more from these Connacht interviews in the April 2015 issue of Rugby World – on sale 10 March. Click here for the latest subscription offers and find out how to download the digital edition here. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Ireland centre Robbie Henshaw is the province’s star, but Muldoon points to the other young faces in the squad too. “The big thing for us is we’re a young team – and I put myself in there!” he jokes. “The young lads coming through get better and better.“We’ve played a couple of times with a back-line which has an average age of 22 or 23. There’s Kieran Marmion at 23, Robbie Henshaw’s 21, Darragh Leader’s 21. All three of them have been training with Ireland this year. So we’re a young, young team but there is experience in there with the likes of Mils Muliaina. He’s got huge knowledge of the game.”Pulling together: Connacht gather to listen to a team talk from Pat Lam. Photo: InphoMan at the topSince taking over the reins at Connacht in 2013, former Samoa No 8 Pat Lam has focused on three areas – the game, culture and leadership – and his approach is paying off. After finishing tenth in the Pro12 last year, he has been pleased with his team’s form this season.last_img read more

Letter from South Africa – February

first_imgEP Kings face liquidation Problems at 10: Handre Pollard (pictured) and Pat Lambie have long-term injuries Our letter from South Africa details problems at No 10, Eben Etzebeth moving into the boardroom and the EP Kings facing a winding-up order LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The Eastern Province Rugby Union faces a liquidation hearing next month after players, through SARPA, brought the action against the union. EP players’ salaries routinely went unpaid last year and as a result several players decided to take action.This action has no implications for the preparations or participation of the Southern Kings in Vodacom Super Rugby,” SARU chief executive Jurie Roux said.“That entity is wholly owned by the South African Rugby Union and the players, coaches and management team will continue with their work as has been planned. They kick off against the Sharks at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on 27 February and that, and the rest of their fixtures, are unaffected.”Bleak future: the EP Kings face being wound up with financial problemsEtzebeth moves into the boardroomBok second row enforcer Eben Etzebeth is not a man associated with the administrative side of the game. The closest he gets to diplomacy on the rugby field, is of the gunboat variety. But last month he was elected as president of the SA Rugby Players Association (SARPA), replacing the similarly blunt Bismarck du Plessis in the role. Player negotiations could be interesting in future with Etzebeth as one of the leaders of the process.Erm, natural diplomat: Eben Etzebeth is moving into the boardroomGive him a high nineThe annual Varsity Cup, now in its ninth staging, started in early February and innovation was again at the forefront of the competition’s structure.This is after all the tournament that trialled a three-point conversion, two referees and a coach’s referral system. This year the organisers have added another layer of attacking incentive by introducing nine and seven-point tries. Pollard and Lambie culledThe Springboks’ first and second choice fly-halves – Handré Pollard and Pat Lambie – both sustained serious injuries just two weeks before the opening matches of Super Rugby 2016. Pollard will miss the entire tournament after rupturing knee ligaments while passing a ball. There was not another player within five metres of him. Initial diagnosis put him out of the game for nine months. Lambie suffered a shoulder injury in the Sharks’ warm-up game against Toulon. The franchise skipper will miss six to eight weeks. The Pollard incident has raised debate about player fatigue and overuse injuries. Pollard went straight from the World Cup to play club rugby in Japan after a full season at club and country level in SA in 2015. Pollard was already nursing a shoulder injury sustained in Japan at the time of his knee injury. Bok centre Damian de Allende will also miss the opening weeks of the tournament after he picked up a serious ankle injury playing club rugby Japan.Experience: Lambie will be a big loss to the Sharks in Super RugbySARU boss still under a cloudSARU’s chief executive Jurie Roux came under further pressure in the past month. The publication of a report by auditing firm KPMG has implicated him in the misuse of the University of Stellenbosch Rugby Club funds when he was its chairperson between 2002-2010.Among other things the report claims Roux “manipulated” university funds and used software that didn’t leave an “audit trail.” He is facing a civil lawsuit from the university of approximately £1.5m.Roux has maintained his innocence since the accusations first surfaced soon after he was appointed as SARU CEO in 2010, but the release of KPMG’s initial report has made his position fragile.Under scrutiny: SARU CEO Jurie Roux is being questioned over financial irregularitiesErasmus edging closer to being interim Bok coachSARU’s search for a successor to departed Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer is proving difficult considering its strict guidelines. The new man’s main task will be ensuring that SARU’s Strategic Transformation Plan (STP), which aims for 50% black player representation by 2019, is foremost on the coach’s agenda. Former Stormers boss Allister Coetzee was believed to be the frontrunner but sources claim he is unhappy with some of the conditions. If Coetzee continues to be coy, SARU’s Rugby Department general manager Rassie Erasmus is set to fill in on an interim basis – possibly only for the three-Test home series against Ireland in June. Erasmus was a successful provincial coach with the Cheetahs and Western Province before taking on his current role.Stand in: Rassie Erasmus (left) is inching towards being temporarily in charge of the Springboks A nine-point try is awarded if the move originated inside the attacking team’s own half. If a play starts between the halfway line and the 22-metre line of the defending team then a try will count seven points.The honour of scoring the first nine-pointer, which will no doubt become a trivia question in sports quizzes across the world in years to come, fell to NWU Pukke (Potchefstroom) fly-half Barend Janse van Rensburg. He started the move in his own half and rounded it off. He admitted afterwards that he wasn’t even aware that his score was worth nine points until he looked up at the scoreboard. Pukke leading 7-0 at the time suddenly led 16-0. Whether the initiative has encouraged more attacking play is debatable as there was only one nine-pointer during the first four matches of the tournament.last_img read more

30 Minutes with… Jonathan Joseph

first_imgAn off-the-wall chat with Bath and England centre Jonathan Joseph I’ll say Stuart Hooper. He’s a very good leader, a good guy and very grown up. He’s a family man who seems to have life all figured out. I’m not quite there yet.What’s the craziest thing you’ve seen on a pitch?Nothing springs to mind, but seeing a streaker in all their glory is always amusing.If you could have a superpower, what would it be?In X-Men, they have this plane, Blackbird, that can transport you at supersonic speeds, so I’d love that. Taking it to another level, it’d be cool to switch back and forth in time like Doctor Who.Who are your dream dinner party guests?Samuel L Jackson is a massive character and Muhammad Ali – a legend. He talked the talk and walked the walk. I’ll add some glamour with Margot Robbie from The Wolf of Wall Street.Sporting icon: Boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who sadly died in June. Photo: Getty ImagesDo you have any hidden talents?I can tickle the ivories (play the piano). I have a few tunes in my repertoire like Beethoven’s Fur Elise.What’s your guilty pleasure?A few beers when the season’s finished. During the season, watching Game of Thrones on my own and drifting off for forty winks.If you ever went on Mastermind, what would your specialist subject be?I shouldn’t really say this but probably Disney films. That’s embarrassing.How would you like to be remembered? Do you have any phobias? I don’t like open water at all. If I fell into the ocean I’d be worried. I’m not the best swimmer and get tired pretty quickly. I’m not a big fan of sharks either.What are your bugbears?A roomy that passes wind a lot – can I say that? That’s not pleasant at all. And no, I’m not naming and shaming.What’s the stupidest thing you’ve ever bought?When I was about 13, a lot of people had these horrible, chavvy chains and for some reason I bought one because I thought they were cool. It was silver and disgusting. I squirm now looking back.Who would you most like to be stuck in a lift with?Kevin Hart, the American comedian, cracks me up. He’d keep my spirits up while we waited to be rescued.Do you have any hobbies?I’ve been thinking about this quite a lot. I’d like to get into golf. It’s a social sport and can get competitive. Lots of players like to get a few holes in, so it must have something going for it.Who are the jokers in the Bath squad?Niko Matawalu is very funny. He has this high-pitched voice like Borat, so anything he says makes us laugh. He also gets his ‘he’s’ and ‘she’s’ the wrong way round, which can lead to some amusing statements about his girlfriend.Hot stepper: Niko Matawalu in action for Bath against Wasps last season. Photo: Getty ImagesWhat about practical jokes?Matt Garvey has talent in that department. He always winds George Ford up about everything. He gets picked on!Team-mate you’d most like to be? LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Grin and flair it: Jonathan Joseph has a laugh at England training with Danny Care. Photo: Getty Images That’s a tough one. Probably as that guy who had a nice step and had a little bit of flair about him.This article originally appeared in the July 2016 issue of Rugby World. For the latest subscription offers, click here.last_img read more

Introducing… the Guinness Pro14

first_imgThe Celtic League has brought in South Africa’s Cheetahs and Kings. Things will never be the same again. This feature first appeared in the September 2017 issue of Rugby World. Dive right in: The Cheetahs and Southern Kings when they met in Super Rugby HANG ON to your hats, this is going to be a bumpy ride. The Guinness Pro12 have upped their club count for next season. From September, two South African sides – freshly culled from Super Rugby – will play in Europe, as the Cheetahs of Bloemfontein and Southern Kings of Port Elizabeth swell their ranks.There have been mixed reactions – although many, when they first hear the news, have a slightly slacker jaw. There’s a lot to consider but plenty of views, too. So here is some background on the wrangling and permutations for the future of the league…THE BIG MOVENegative is certainly not a word you would use to describe Jean de Villiers. Upon finding out that the Cheetahs and Kings will play their rugby in the North from September, the ambassadorial former Springbok captain punches in with the positives.“First off, it’s a great opportunity for the Kings and Cheetahs,” the 109-Test centre assures Rugby World. “It’s a competition that is going from strength to strength. The rise of Scotland has almost certainly contributed to that, all four Irish provinces are very strong and the Scarlets are very good after the Ospreys led the way for Welsh rugby for so long.Back in the day: Jean de Villiers in Magners League action for Munster“There are a lot of logistics to sort out and there will be a lot of travelling. But it will be so much better for (South African) fans with games in the UK and Ireland because, from a viewership perspective, we are pretty much on the same time zone. This will introduce South African audiences to Celtic nations. In the past they saw a lot more of the Premiership and the Top 14. So there are a lot of benefits.”Walking on the sunnier side of the street, you can see how the match-up with two South African sides would appeal.With the two franchises – with their own stadiums, staff, players and fans, but with no league to play in from July onwards – why not see if the South African Rugby Union (SARU) would entertain some talks? According to reports, the Pro12 made around £11m last year, compared to the Top 14’s estimated €85m. In a fierce market, they have struggled next to flashier leagues in France and England. There have been calls for radical moves for a few years now. Glances have been cast abroad.In July the Irish Rugby CEO Philip Browne said: “The one thing I’ll say about the Celtic League, and I’ve been involved since its inception in 2001, is that it’s gone through various iterations and each iteration effectively happens at five to midnight; that is the nature of this particular beast.“Yes, there are all sorts of potential issues with going to North America, if South Africa emerged as a realistic option, but what you have to do is weigh up those potential issues with the risk of doing nothing.“The risk of doing nothing with the Pro12 in the long term is the greater risk. We have to have a paradigm change, otherwise we’ll keep doing the same thing, getting the same result and fall further behind Top 14 and Premiership Rugby Limited.”It is always best to deal from a position of strength, but it is the potential being sold southward by Pro12. It’s rumoured that each current member could net an additional £500k, so it’s easy to guess at reasons for acceptance. Zebre have become a cautionary tale, with months of missing wages and a failure to set pre-season plans in place. There is discord in parts of Italy, and Treviso and Zebre only have guarantees of continued participation to 2018.In need of a wake-up call: The two Italian franchises“The Italians might take it as a threat but I see it as a wake-up call,” says former Azzurri prop Massimo Cuttitta, now coaching Romania’s scrum. “They might wake up and start delivering good things on the pitch. This is more competition, of a high level.“It is important to have two teams in Italy or we will fall down. The union have been cruising for too long and they take everything for granted. For me, this is a positive. I’m not sure what other Italians think but they have played around too long.”You may just imagine a sword hanging over Italy. There is certainly something for the South Africans to grasp hold of, with interests in two hemispheres. “We will still have four teams in Super Rugby,” de Villiers reiterates. “This does give SARU an opportunity to allow players to play abroad while still being in South Africa. A big problem for us is the player drain. So this means some will get the experience while still plying their trade here. Hopefully this means we keep more players in South Africa. Money is usually the problem.“I’m excited. Hopefully it will be good for players. With the hemispheres, you playing up there, us playing down here, there was a gap, internationally. I think the inter-hemisphere playing field is more even now and I think that is a strength for rugby.”FUTURE DEALS?South African network SuperSport is usually all over SARU’s negotiations, but Rugby World understands that as initial deals were being signed on this move, they knew little. Some rumours of big splurges flew out, with suggestions that the network could double the Pro12’s television revenue. Given the appetite for televised rugby in South Africa – and the fact SuperSport have share holdings in the Cheetahs franchise – an increase in TV money for the league was always likely.Money, as de Villiers has said, is a powerful motivator. Money comes in new markets too. Talks have been going on, elsewhere, for some time.FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HEREFar away Vancouver and Houston have regularly been suggested as North American destinations for new franchises for the league. When approached for clarification of their own position, Rugby Canada CEO Allen Vansen replied with this statement: “Rugby Canada believes there is a strong market for professional rugby in Canada and North America. We have held a number of discussions with existing professional leagues, including Guinness Pro12, over the past year.“The opportunity to expand the professional sport landscape in North America with professional rugby is both an exciting prospect and one that we firmly believe is critical to our men’s national team’s future successes on the international stage.“As with all ventures of this nature, the timing, structure and location of a franchise are critical elements to get right and to ensure a sustainable and successful product. Both the Vancouver and Toronto markets provide a passionate existing fan base for a potential professional franchise to build upon.“Rugby Canada is eager and excited to work with a future franchise ownership group and professional rugby league to realise this exciting opportunity!”Happy Scarlets: Last season’s Pro12 champions, the ScarletsWhen approached for similar clarification of their city’s stance, the Harris County Houston Sports Authority did not respond in time for publication.Nevertheless, while these moves will excite some, others are shouting for caution. The recent bungling of the Super Rugby format has panicked a few, who warn the Guinness league not to make the same mistakes as those who reached too far in the South.When it became clear that two South African sides would fall out of Super Rugby, Jurie Roux, the SARU boss who has been at the negotiating table with the Pro12, said: “We have reached this painful point partly because of over-optimism and partly because we have not always taken a hard-nosed business view of what is good for rugby.”Part of the mess: Sunwolves face the nearly-extinct Rebels last Super Rugby seasonSuper Rugby is still dealing with the mess they created – their body, SANZAAR, saw money-making potential and the bright lights of distant markets, but look at how bleak the future could be for Australia, while the South Africans hop north. The Wallaby flanker Scott Fardy – off to Leinster now –has talked about his anger with the “faceless men in suits in board rooms” in reference to the long periods of uncertainty while the ARU struggled to decide which one of the Rebels and Force franchises they should axe from Super Rugby. But he also captured the mood of a whole rugby planet when he said: “I hope we get change so we’re not having these same conversations in five or ten years’ time.”center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Of course, with one South African rugby insider telling Rugby World that many in the nation see Super Rugby as a “dog” and that their remaining franchises could look to Europe when contracts are up in 2020, why travel to North America at all?This feature first appeared in the September 2017 issue of Rugby Worldlast_img read more

Canada qualify for Rugby World Cup 2019

first_imgThe result was already assured when van der Merwe got his second try, but there was still a sense of relief as referee Romain Poite blew the final whistle, allowing the Canadians to finally celebrate making yet another World Cup.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Canada qualify for Rugby World Cup 2019Canada are the 20th and final team to enter Rugby World Cup 2019 after seeing off Hong Kong 27-10 in the final qualifier event, in Marseille.The Canadians have been at every single World Cup since the inaugural event in 1987 and will go into Pool B with New Zealand, South Africa, Italy and Namibia in Japan next year.They only needed a losing bonus point against Hong Kong to go through. Having smashed Kenya 65-19 in round one and then bested Germany 29-10 in their second match of the round robin event, they could have simply kept in touch with Hong Kong.Lethal finisher: DTH van der Merwe scored a brace against Hong KongBut it was the collective experience of physical Test rugby that told here. During a torrential downpour, Canada soaked up pressure and struck when opportunities presented themselves. No one exemplified this more than lethal Glasgow Warriors wing DTH van der Merwe, who scored a brace – the first being from a charge-down he made and the second after dancing out of a tackle on the left touchline.Hong Kong were physical throughout, but as the game wore on they wilted in the set-piece and were penned in near the halfway-line as Canada counter-punched.Related: Rugby World Cup groupsThe Asian outfit were the aggressors in the early exchanges though, whipping into contact as they chased the hefty, four-try win they needed to leapfrog Canada and make the World Cup. Cynical but effective, the Canadians were happy to give away penalties. TAGS: Canada Canada go in Pool B with New Zealand, South Africa, Italy and Namibia LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Yet Hong Kong could not capitalise as the hammered towards the try-line and in a quick foray the other way, veteran hooker Ray Barkwill used all of his wiliness to burrow over from close range and score the game’s first.Hong Kong replied with an unnecessary penalty kick. Despite fly-half Matt Rosslea not wanting to go for posts, as soon as the tee came onto the pitch he was bound by the laws to take the three-pointer. To make matters worse, minutes later the Hong Kong ten was charged down by van der Merwe, who scored his 36th try for Canada.Filthy conditions: Torrential rain made things that little bit harderHong Kong piled on the pressure as they searched for a try of their own, but after opposition ten Gordon McRorie took a yellow card for a deliberate knock-on in his own 22, Hong Kong could not breach the line.Related: Mike Ford optimistic about future of German rugby… if there’s investmentThe menacing figure of Tyler Ardron swallowed up the ball near his own line in the last significant act of the first half, and early in the second half, when scrum-half Liam Slatem burst the game wide open with a fine run, Canada simply ripped the ball away the next phase.Hong Kong did eventually get their try as giant wing Conor Hartley slammed over in the corner to make it 10-14, but the Canadians contented themselves with chipping away with two McRorie penalties. Looks like we made it: Canada celebrate qualifying for the Rugby world Cup in Japan last_img read more

First female priests ordained in Uruguay

first_img Rector Martinsville, VA By Tali FolkinsPosted Dec 7, 2015 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Albany, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID People, Rector Washington, DC Women’s Ministry Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Events Submit a Press Release Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Belleville, IL Press Release Service Comments are closed. Anglican Communion, Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Sac. Cas. Raúl Alfonso Padilla says: January 2, 2016 at 9:21 am Qué bendición del Cielo, rezo para que el Espíritu ilumine a todos los pueblos y sus Jerarquías Espirituales se pongan a su servicio . Rev. Fabio Sotelo says: Comments (2) The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Job Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest center_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Tags [Anglican Journal] History was made in Uruguay on Nov. 22 with the first-ever ordination of women to the Anglican priesthood in the country.The Rev. Audrey Taylor Gonzalez, the Rev. Cynthia Myers Dickin and the Rev. Susana Lopez Lerena were ordained priests on the Feast of the Reign of Christ at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Montevideo. All three had been deacons since the late ’90s, according to an email sent to the Anglican Journal by the bishop of the diocese of Uruguay, Michael Pollesel.“It has been 18 years since my ordination to the diaconate, and as the Almir Sater song I chose for my presentation says, ‘I know little,’ ” commented Lerena, alluding to a song by a Brazilian singer-songwriter. “But faith and blessings have been stronger than disappointments. Different people have contributed to the realization of this new stage.”The ordinations came a day after the synod of the Anglican Church of Uruguay had passed a motion approving the ordination of women to the priesthood. The motion was unanimously approved by all three houses of the church’s synod. As instructed by the Province of South America (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay), the voting was done in secret.The adoption of the motion by the Uruguayan church, in turn, followed updates by the province to its canon law earlier this year, allowing a “local option” on the ordination of women to the priesthood.“I’m so thankful that we have been able to reach this point in the life of the small church here in Uruguay,” Pollesel said. “I’m confident that it marks the opening of a new chapter in the life of the church here.”Uruguay is now the second diocese in the Anglican Province of South America (formerly known as the Southern Cone) to ordain women to the priesthood, Pollesel says. The first is Bolivia, which did so earlier this year.The ceremony was attended by members of each of the women’s families, as well as the Rt. Rev. Ed Konieczny, bishop of Uruguay’s companion diocese, Oklahoma; and guests from the Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil.Pollesel was elected bishop of Uruguay in 2011; he had previously served as general secretary of the Anglican Church of Canada. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 December 8, 2015 at 12:16 pm Que bien! Gracias a Dios Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH South America, Rector Hopkinsville, KY First female priests ordained in Uruguay Rector Shreveport, LA Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Tampa, FL last_img read more

Video: Episcopal Church’s ACC members reflect on ‘positive’ meeting

first_img Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA By Matthew DaviesPosted Apr 21, 2016 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab [Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church’s three members of the Anglican Consultative Council share their thoughts and perspectives on the April 8-19 meeting in Lusaka, Zambia. The three members are Rosalie Simmonds Ballentine of the Diocese of the Virgin Islands; the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings of Ohio, president of the House of Deputies; and Bishop Ian Douglas of Connecticut. Rector Knoxville, TN ACC16, Rector Belleville, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Comments (4) April 21, 2016 at 5:42 pm Ecce, quam bonum! Psalm 133:1 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Jobs & Calls Anglican Communion, Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC April 23, 2016 at 10:10 am I appreciated being able to follow ACC -16 via social media, ENS, and other news outlets. Comments and highlights about the various meetings were marvelous in keeping us well informed. Thanks to the Episcopal Church USA – ACC members, for their excellent work! Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Albany, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Cn. Shirley M. Watts says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Rector Bath, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Comments are closed. Video The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group center_img Sandra McCann says: Tags Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Tampa, FL Anglican Consultative Council, Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Douglas M. Carpenter says: The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK April 22, 2016 at 10:30 am Thanks be to God for the three of you who helped the Episcopal Church USA shine forth as a beacon in a troubled world. Submit a Job Listing Featured Events Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Video: Episcopal Church’s ACC members reflect on ‘positive’ meeting Rector Shreveport, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ April 21, 2016 at 7:56 pm Thank you for your hard and good work Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Anthony Price says: Press Release Service Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Martinsville, VA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Press Release Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Pittsburgh, PA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit an Event Listinglast_img read more

Matthew Buccheri named Long Island canon for ministry development and…

first_img Featured Jobs & Calls Tags Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Press Release Service Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Posted Jun 8, 2016 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Press Release Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Youth Minister Lorton, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Bath, NC Submit a Job Listing Matthew Buccheri[Episcopal Diocese of Long Island] The Rt. Rev. Lawrence C. Provenzano, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, announced the appointment today of Matthew Buccheri to the position of canon for ministry development and parish support.Buccheri will be principally focused on the support and encouragement of the local congregation. He will work closely with clergy and lay leadership, providing support, resources, and insights that will encourage the spiritual and organizational health of the parishes of the diocese.His work will be especially focused on new and redeveloping congregations, aided parishes, and working with diocesan missioners.Provenzano said, “Matthew is a proven leader with twenty years of ministry experience providing resources and practical ideas in support of the ministry of the church. His addition to the bishop’s senior staff comes to the Diocese of Long Island as we take the next steps in ministry development across the diocese. His call is to encourage a vision of congregational life that is spiritually vibrant, mission-focused, and fully alive in the local community.”Buccheri was previously an ordained Presbyterian minister and served at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan. Since becoming an Episcopalian, he has received an S.T.M. from General Theological Seminary and is currently a postulant for Holy Orders in the Episcopal Diocese of New York.  He has worked in church planting and has been a coach to church planters and church re-developers in the New York City area.  He is the co-founder and Consulting-Director of Fifth Act Church Planting.Buccheri said, “As a native Brooklynite, I am excited to bring my ministry development experience and partner with the clergy and lay leaders for the benefit of the Diocese of Long Island.”Buccheri began his position on June 6. Matthew Buccheri named Long Island canon for ministry development and parish support Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Tampa, FL Rector Albany, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Events Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME People Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Shreveport, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET last_img read more